Bells Ring Around the World

On Tuesday 20 March at 12.15 pm (US/Eastern Daylight Time) the 48th Annual UN Children’s Peace Bell Ceremony took place in New York. At exactly the same time, in Harleston, Norfolk, England at 4.15pm (UTC/GMT), the town’s own Peace Bell was rung, joining gongs and bells ringing around the world as part of a celebration for peace, justice and the care of Earth.

Harleston Town Crier, Norman Steer, keeper of Harleston’s Peace Bell rang it for each of the earth’s seven continents in turn, as seven large white origami cranes representing each continent were placed with 1,000 smaller, coloured cranes held in a large heart-shaped container.